NSFA, Davao, Panacan City – In the spirit of Bayanihan, the AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command joined the youth and various organizations in the kick-off of the DepEd’s “Brigada Eskwela” today May 19. Soldiers were deployed with brooms and carpentry tools to assist in the repair of classrooms and other school equipment as part of a soldier’s commitment in providing a safe environment for the students this school year.
Soldiers from the Eastern Mindanao Command; Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao; and 5th Civil Relations Group will undertake Brigada Eskwela at different schools in Davao City on a scheduled basis as several schools and parents have requested for the help of the soldiers in the Brigada Eskwela. In the same manner, 4th Infantry Division will send its soldiers to requesting schools in Cagayan de Oro City, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Agusan Provinces and in CARAGA while the 10th Infantry Division will undertake its Brigada Eskwela in Compostela Valley Province, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and portions of North Cotabato.
EASTMINCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III said “With collaboration from the Youth For Peace and other civilian volunteers, we will continue to provide manpower in support to DepEd’s program in providing a safe environment conducive to learning. This will not only be a week-long affair but one year-round commitment to the schools”.
Lt Gen. Cruz commended the different units who are actively involved in this noble service and encouraged other civilian stakeholders to participate in this yearly undertaking.
Press Release by the EASTMINCOM